Post # 1
I’ve been reading about the curly girl method and I’ve started trying it out! It’s only day 2, but so far so good. I’m looking forward to seeing what the results will be like in a few weeks!
I’ve always had wavy hair and I fought it for years with blow drying and straightening. Seems like the older I get, the curlier my hair gets, so I decided to stop fighting it and to just learn how to take care of my natural curls instead.
Any curly girls on the bee? 😀 I’d love to hear some success stories!
Also I have a question – I need to go get a haircut soon, but I’m afraid of the shampoos/conditioners they will use at the salon (not to mention blow drying). I’m supposed to stick to sulfate-free and silicone free shampoos/conditioners, so what do you curly girls do when you go to get a hair cut? :O Do you bring your own shampoo/conditioner? I’d love to know!
Post # 2
I have really curly hair and my hair dresser cuts it dry because curly hair is not the same when you cut it wet. My hair dresser uses shampoo and conditioner that is for curly hair and I don’t have it blow dried. She uses curly hair products only. I hardly ever straighten my hair. Maybe 2 or 3 times a year. I like everything coconut oil and natural products. I have used Shea Moisture, Mixed Chicks, Renpure Curly hair coconut milk, and Mizani.
Post # 3
mrsdrake : cut my hair about a month ago and went back to my natural color. Dont know if you can see my locks well in this pick but it was cut dry. 😊
Post # 4
I’m a curly girl and shampoo-free and have been for probably a year and half, two years now?
The best product for my hair is Kinky Curly Curling Custand—that stuff is a miracle. I want to like Shea Moisture stuff but it stays greasy in my hair, it never dries.
However, you do need to use a stronger shampoo every rare once in awhile for scalp health, so when I get my hair cut or dyed I just let them use whatever they want, and I request they don’t put product in or style my hair. That way I get all the benefits of the deep clean (aka harsh shampoo) but I don’t need to use it again to get their styling junk out of my hair. Works pretty well for me.
Post # 5
- Wedding: County courthouse
Ive been wearing my hair curly for almost a year and a half. I was tired of straightening my hair for an hour everyday. Best decision I’ve make when it comes to my hair. I’ve cut it a few times and everytime it comes out pretty good. It’s not the curly girl method, but it still works for my hair. I just love my naturally curly hair now. Here is a few pics of my hair…longer is from last year and the pixie I just got last week. My hair gets cutler the shorter it is:
Post # 6
i use the Living Proof Curly line, and I love it – I’ve gotten tons of compliments on my curls since I switched. When I go get my hair cut, I just let them use whatever – one shampoo/conditioner with sulfates/silicones is not going to destroy your hair (the issue with sulfates/silicones is long-term build up). Same thing with blow drying – if your hair is healthy to start, one blow-dry won’t destroy it. Alternatively, if you don’t want it blown out, you can ask your hairdresser to diffuse it instead, which is much more gentle and totally curly-girl acceptable.
Post # 7
I have “frizzy” hair and the curly girl method didnt work for me but my 11 year old has very beautiful, natural curls and we’ve been doing it for about 6 months. No more morning tantrums while styling.
Post # 8
Wow your hair is gorgeous! Dry cutting it is a very good idea. I’ll have to find a stylst who’s good with curly hair!
My hair gets greasy very fast so I was planning on doing low-poo and co-washing every other day for now to see how that goes. Today was my first day co-washing and I’m happy with it so far! 😀 I looked into both the Kinky Curly products and the Shea Moisture ones, but unfortunately haven’t been able to find either of them in Canada, so I’m still looking around!
Your hair is beautiful! It looks so healthy! I’m trying the curly girl method because with just my regular shampoo/condition my hair gets SO dry and so horribly frizzy, and my curls aren’t strong enough to hold. Half of my hair ends up being flat and parts get really curly (I’m talking ringlets) and other parts just get wavy, it’s a disaster hahah. You are very pretty!
Hehe my hair isn’t all that healthy to begin with (which is part of the reason I’m trying out the ‘curly girl method’). I just figure if they shampoo/condition with silicones and sulfates, then I’ll have to do a second round of shampooing with only sulfates to get rid of the silicones. But you’re right, I’m sure if I take care of my hair all the time, shampooing with sulfates/silicones once every 3-4 months won’t completely reverse all of my progress. I like your idea about diffusing!
Post # 9
That’s fantastic! Glad to hear it 🙂 The curly girl method must be really great and gentle for kids!
Post # 10
Hi hopfenn! I’ve been a long time lurker and just recently created my own account! Your post is my first contribution! I’ve been natural my whole life but heat styled straight (not chemical relaxing) About 4 years ago I decided to embrace my natural texture. I co-washed for a couple of years but now when I have a wash day (every 5 or 6 days) I use shampoo but mostly because I work out 4-5 days a week and get sweaty. I love shea moisture products and kinky curly knot today leave in conditioner and ecostyler gel to give me a soft hold. I also use coconut oil and shea butter as a daily moisture sealant. I get my hair cut and colored once every 4-6 months and I’ve found a great stylist that can do my hair while it’s curly either wet or dry. It’s important to ask at the salon and be very specific about your hair texture as I’ve had some nightmare haircuts in the past! I don’t think the cleansers that they use at the salon will do that much damage if it’s just the one time every few months you go. The key is finding the products you like and sticking with a routine that works for you and embrace your natural curl pattern! Once you get that down you’ll see glowing results! Good luck on your hair journey 🙂
Post # 11
Hahah I’m honored your first post was on my thread! Welcome to the bee 😀
I was definitely thinking of still keeping my wash days! I have a silicone/sulfate free shampoo I’m going to use. My hair gets oily pretty quickly so I don’t think I’d be able to go too long with just co-washing. I’m thinking of decreasing my shampooing slowly and doing it every other day for now. I’ll try to decrease it as I go 😀
I’m looking forward to embracing my natural hair texture! I love curls, and instead of fighting them, I want to learn to take care of them now! Thanks for all of your tips 😀
Post # 12
Thanks Bee! I’m excited to finally join the community! You got this!!
Post # 13
I just co wash as well. My stylist use a non sulphate product, so just call around. Try Aveda. I get colour while at the salon, so she has to shampoo after, but if I was not getting colour she is fine with conditioner only. I would just talk to them and tell them what you are doing with your hair and see if they can accomodate. My stylist also specializes in curly and wavy hair, and that has helped my hair tremendously, as she cuts it to work with it, not make me look like a frizzy poodle.
Post # 14
Dry cutting FOR LIFE! I’ll never go back haha.
I have dandruff so I do shampoo my hair, but not that often (like twice a week), and I use a leave-in conditioner.
I just looked up a video on the curly girl method and it looks awesome though – the gel technique is super interesting, I want to give that a try.
Post # 15
I wish my curls would go like yours! I either get lots of little stragly curls or a few thick curls never an inbetween like yours! I can never tell if i’m using the right products for mine or not!